Social workers from Massachusetts’ Department of Children and Families, trying to get the attention of the public Beacon Hill lawmakers, rallied Monday in downtown Greenfield, Massachusetts. More funding is needed for DCF, they say, to hire additional social workers and reduce the dangerously high number of caseloads on their plates.
The new route for passenger rail through the Pioneer Valley is exceeding expectations. That’s according to numbers from Amtrak. But it’s hard to tell if its had much of an effect on local businesses.
As Massachusetts continues to grapple with heroin overdoses, the conversation in Greenfield Friday morning turned to rehabilitation and job training.
Amtrak’s Vermonter is serving Amherst for the last time this weekend. Train service shifts to Northampton and Greenfield starting Monday
Massachusetts officials announced Wednesday the state has an agreement to purchase the right-of-way for nearly fifty miles of railroad running between Greenfield and Springfield. Amtrak service is scheduled to begin late this year on the line, but a more regular commuter service is far from a done deal.
In Greenfield to discuss opiate addiction with community leaders, Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett says a detox facility in the area will likely be among her recommendations to Governor Deval Patrick.
A Massachusetts education board will decide the fate on Tuesday of the state’s first and only online school, based in Greenfield.
The sole online-only public school in Massachusetts, based in Greenfield, is moving forward with a plan to convert to a charter-like, independent structure later this summer.
In Greenfield, Massachusetts the school committee voted late last month not to apply for a new school certificate for the district’s virtual academy under a new law requiring stronger state supervi
The school committee in Greenfield, Massachusetts voted Thursday night to close the Massachusetts Virtual Academy, the first online public school in the state.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed legislation that will give the state oversight of online-based public schools.
Union nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts announced today (Thursday) they plan to hold a one-day strike October 5th.
It’s been more than two years since the Massachusetts Department of Transportation secured $73 million in federal stimulus funds to speed up North-South Amtrak service in Western Massachusetts.
Dreams of an Olympic medal came to an end today (Wednesday) for Greenfield, Massachusetts native Elena Pirozhkova.
A year after Vermont inmates housed at a Greenfield, Massachusetts jail rioted over conditions there, Vermont has discontinued its contract with that state to hold its prisoners.